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The Disability Gateway

11 July 2021

The Australian Government’s new Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia. You can use the site to search for disability information and services and access information on income and finance; employment; aids and equipment; housing; transport; health and wellbeing; […]

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Meet Geoff, new Senior Support Coordinator at OCC

23 June 2021

OC Connections warmly welcomes Geoff Deacon to the role of Senior Support Coordinator.  With more than 35 years of lived family experience, Geoff is very familiar with people living with disability including neurological disorders like Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other conditions like Muscular Dystrophy, ASD and Psychosocial / PTSD. Before coming to OC Connections Geoff […]

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

10 June 2021

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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Belonging Matters – Focus on Community Pathways

4 June 2021

This Belonging Matters Focus Group is a way in which families, or unpaid advocates, of young people with intellectual disability or Autism can take steps to creating an inclusive life through exploring new ideas and possibilities with likeminded peers. Read further if this is the type of network and support you are looking for. Expressions […]

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Damian Cox joins Community Living Team

27 May 2021

We are delighted to introduce you to Damian Cox, Manager, Community Living at OC Connections. Damian is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Community Living department. Community Living provides support to participants with a disability in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Short Term Accommodation (STA), Supported Independent Living (SIL), and in-home support. Damian has […]

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Mordialloc Car Wash Crew ‘make the cars sparkle’!

27 May 2021

As part of its community-based employment options for supported employees, OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) offers a mobile car wash service to government and private businesses across greater metropolitan Melbourne. Some of the current car wash customers include the City of Kingston, the Department of Health and Human Services, the City of Casey, and Tradies Heaven. […]

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What the Carwash means to Casey

5 May 2021

Last month we featured an article about the launch of our new OCCE car wash team that expanded to partner with the City of Casey. Following on from this we had the opportunity to speak with Robert Maglicic, Team Leader Works Services at the City of Casey, about what this new enterprise means to the […]

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My brilliant career

3 May 2021

In February 2020 Rishi was excited to be appointed to the open employment, Supervisor role at the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Car Wash. Rishi decided to apply for the senior role of Supervisor because he wanted a new challenge and to learn new skills. He put in an application and was later invited to attend […]

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Disability Royal Commission – Support Services

29 April 2021

As the Disability Royal Commission continues, we would like to remind participants and families that support services are available to help by way of counselling, advocacy and legal services.  You can find out more about these services on our resources site, or here.

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